Kashmir shuts against Kulgam killings

Kashmir shuts against Kulgam killings

Srinagar: A day after two civilians, two soldiers and four militants were killed in Frisal village of Kulgam, the authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in several areas of South Kashmir to thwart protests. A shutdown was observed across the valley on Monday. All shops and business establishments especially in Srinagar were shut whereas traffic services remained […]

Family learnt of son’s killing on Facebook

Family learnt of son’s killing on Facebook

By ZIA-UL-HAQ ANANTNAG: When 23-year-old Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo heard of the killing of four militants in Frisal village of Nagbal, he rushed to the village along with two local boys to participate in the funeral prayers of the slain militants. Some two hours later, his family received news that Mushtaq was dead. “He had lunch […]

Ishfaq killed by govt troops, not militants, says his family

Ishfaq killed by govt troops, not militants, says his family

Nagbal, Kulgam: The family members of  Reshi, the civilian who was killed during the fierce encounter between militants and government forces on Sunday, have strongly contested the official claim that Ishfaq was killed when militants opened fire on him. Instead, the family members claim that Ishfaq along with his brother Mohammad Shafi Reshi, both co-owners […]

Kulgam killings: Resistance leaders slam ‘blood thirst’ forces, pay tributes to slain

Kulgam killings: Resistance leaders slam ‘blood thirst’ forces, pay tributes to slain

SRINAGAR: The resistance leaders on Monday condemned the government forces’ “indiscriminate” firing on people in Frisal village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday in which two civilians Ashiq Ahmad Reshi and Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo were killed. Several delegations of pro-freedom camp also visited the residences of slain militants and paid tributes to them besides […]

10 of 15 militants killed this year locals

10 of 15 militants killed this year locals

Srinagar: At least 15 militants, ten of whom were local Kashmiris, have been killed since January 1 in Kashmir, the records maintained by the police say. This figure of the killed militants exceeds that for the same period last year, when eight militants were killed. Another contrast with the year 2016 is that the majority […]

Forces worry as civilians again come to rescue of militants

Forces worry as civilians again come to rescue of militants

Srinagar: While carrying out counter-insurgency operations, the security establishment in Kashmir continues to grapple with protesters, who often make attempts to help the cornered militants escape near the sites of gunfights. With each counter-insurgency operation, especially in South Kashmir, the locals, officials believe, are increasingly becoming emboldened to obstruct anti-militancy operations. As soon as the […]

Shutdown today, Kulgam chalo on Wednesday: resistance camp

Shutdown today, Kulgam chalo on Wednesday: resistance camp

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik called for a shutdown on Monday against the killings and asked people to march to Kulgam on Wednesday. In a statement, they condemned the use of “brute force” against civilians in Frisal, Kulgam and termed forces’ action as the […]

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